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Tina Brown To Write Memoir About Her Media Life

Editor and author Tina Brown has sold her memoir to Henry Holt’s Metropolitan Books imprint. Media Beast will come out in 2016.

Agent Ed Victor negotiated the deal with publisher Stephen Rubin in “an exclusive submission.” Rubin published Brown’s biography of Princess Diana, The Diana Chronicles. Metropolitan Books publisher Sara Bershtel will edit.

The book will cover Brown’s legendary career as a young magazine editor, but also cover her tim leading Talk magazine, working with Harvey Weinstein, her CNBC talk show “Topic A” and her leadership at The Daily Beast. Brown left the website earlier this week.

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Jeffrey Toobin to Write Book about the Supreme Court & Barack Obama

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CNN analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin has inked a deal to publish a new book about the Supreme Court and President Barack Obama with Doubleday. Entitled The Oath: The Secret Struggle for the Supreme Court, the book is scheduled for 2012 release.

Toobin hit bestseller lists with his book, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court The Associated Press has a quote from Toobin: “The battle between a conservative court and a liberal president will be one of the central behind-the-scenes dramas of the Obama years.”

Embedded above is a video of Toobin discussing the Supreme Court on The Colbert Report. Our sibling blog TV Newser has an excellent piece about Toobin’s coverage of the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination hearings–detailing his “long friendship” with the Solicitor General.

Now it’s Google Book & Map Search

The debate about whether Google Book Search is a good thing or a bad thing is a topic that the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin handles very well, but for those in the latter camp, they likely won’t appreciate Google’s newest invention, which will let people plot on maps references to places they find in books. ItWorldCanada reports that book entries in Google Book Search may include a section called “Places mentioned in this book.” The section includes a map from Google Maps with pins indicating places included in the text. Below the map is a list with the name of the places, linked to the pages in which they are mentioned and an excerpt from the text.

“When our automatic techniques determine that there are a good number of quality locations from a book to show you, you’ll find a map on the ‘About this book’ page,” wrote David Petrou, a Google software engineer, in the official Book Search blog, on Thursday. “We hope this feature helps you plan your next trip, research an area for academic purposes, or visualize the haunts of your favorite fictional characters.” At the moment, you can do that with public domain classics like Jules Verne‘s AROUND THE THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and Leo Tolstoy‘s WAR AND PEACE. But as expected, Google plans to expand this feature further.